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Battle of the PaaS. AWS vs Google Cloud Platform

In the wake of Google’s Next ’17 event and the AWS San Francisco Summit 2017, I wanted to continue the AWS vs GCP comparison series.  In this part though, I wanted to focus on each public cloud vendor’s Platform as a Service

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AWS and GCP, Account vs Project Boundaries

  One of the most interesting differences between GCP and AWS is how each vendor recommends you isolate the blast radius of functional teams.  AWS will tell you that in all likelihood, you will need at least two accounts, but possibly

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New APIs expand the use for AWS Tags

Amazon recently announced some new features around tagging permissions that make tags considerably more useful.  Although this just came out, I already see a few areas where we can simplify automation scripts. More importantly, since we can limit access to tags

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management

Take our DevOps Code… Please!

At Foghorn, we’ve been writing modular DevOps code for many years.  Over time, we have developed a set of modules that represent about 80% of our customers needs, and leveraged those modules to accelerate the timeline of DevOps projects.  This

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DevOps Muscle for the Crossfit Games

  As we approach the Crossfit games once again, I thought I’d share some detail on how Foghorn helped Crossfit update their DevOps processes for the 2016 games.  Crossfit has been growing rapidly, and had challenges in 2015 scaling their

Posted in AWS, Cloud, Cloud Management, Public Cloud

Terraform beats CloudFormation to the Punch with Inspector Support

Cloud Neutral DevOps HashiCorp makes some of our favorite DevOps tools.  Along with being feature rich, stable, and well designed, they are cloud neutral. This allows DevOps teams to become experts with a single tool without having to get locked

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Who’s Managing your Cloud?

After designing, building and managing hundreds of environments, sometimes we get a little too deep in the weeds with our blogs. So I thought I’d share this article, which gives a high level perspective on how companies benefit from working with

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Disney goes Hybrid; Shares Challenges

Ian Murphy recently wrote a great article on Disney’s journey to the Hybrid Cloud. The lightning talk, given by Blake White,  highlighted the issues that many enterprise companies face when adopting some of the latest technologies, like Kubernetes and AWS, and

Posted in Cloud, Cloud Management, General, Private Cloud, Public Cloud

TAC v TAM

We get questions regularly about the difference between the industry standard Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider Technical Account Manager (TAM) and the Foghorn specific FogOps Technical Account Consultant (TAC).  The truth is that even though these acronyms are only

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Infrastructure as Code in Google Cloud

Why Foghorn Codes Infrastructure At Foghorn, we manage lots of customer infrastructure via our FogOps offerings.  Code is a great way to help make sure that we deliver consistent infrastructure that is repeatable and reusable.  We can version our infrastructure. We

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